LA City Council Votes to End COVID-19 State of Local Emergency in February – NBC Los Angeles

LA City Council Votes to End COVID-19 State of Local Emergency in February – NBC Los Angeles

Los Angeles’ state of local emergency due to COVID- 19 will end in February after a City Council vote Wednesday.   The state of local emergency has been in place since March 4, 2020. The council has voted to extend it each month since then.  Council President Paul Krekorian introduced an amendment to Wednesday’s item to continue … Read more

Jury deliberations in Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles rape trial will head into its 4th day

Jury deliberations in Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles rape trial will head into its 4th day

CNN  —  As disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein awaits a verdict from behind bars, a Los Angeles jury met Wednesday for a fourth day of deliberations in the former producer’s second sexual assault trial. Jurors began deliberations Friday and had deliberated for about 11 hours without a verdict before they returned Wednesday. After hearing weeks … Read more

Killer robots: San Francisco reverses course on allowing police to use robots to kill amid public outcry

Killer robots: San Francisco reverses course on allowing police to use robots to kill amid public outcry

CNN  —  San Francisco officials voted Tuesday against a controversial measure that would have allowed police to deploy robots to use lethal force in extreme situations, reversing course after public outcry against the policy. The about-face from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors comes a week after the board voted to approve the policy in … Read more

1-Year-Old Baby’s Body Found in LA River, Inglewood Father Arrested – NBC Los Angeles

1-Year-Old Baby’s Body Found in LA River, Inglewood Father Arrested – NBC Los Angeles

After a 1-year-old baby was found dead in the LA River, devastating the child’s mother and shocking the community, the child’s father was under arrest, authorities said Tuesday. The body of Leilani Dream Burley was discovered near the Ocean Boulevard bridge in the LA River in Long Beach. “My baby always lights up the room … Read more

Queen ‘wanted Meghan Markle to make a success of role’, Gyles Brandreth tells Palace Confidential

Queen ‘wanted Meghan Markle to make a success of role’, Gyles Brandreth tells Palace Confidential

Queen Elizabeth II ‘wanted Meghan Markle to make a success of her new role’ and suggested Sophie Wessex as a mentor – but the Duchess of Sussex ‘wasn’t interested’, according to a royal author. Gyles Brandreth told Palace Confidential that Her Majesty, who died aged 96 on September 8, did ‘everything that she could’ to welcome Meghan, … Read more

NCIS: Hawaii writer and story editor Yakira Chambers passes away at 42 due to ‘acute asphyxiation’

NCIS: Hawaii writer and story editor Yakira Chambers passes away at 42 due to ‘acute asphyxiation’

NCIS: Hawaii writer and story editor Yakira Chambers passes away at 42 due to ‘acute asphyxiation’ NCIS: Hawaii writer and story editor Yakira Chambers has passed away at 42 years old Chambers’ preliminary cause of death is reportedly acute asphyxiation, family sources told Deadline The Insecure actress was reportedly with her mother outside of a … Read more

Sale jumpstarts floating, offshore wind power in US waters

Sale jumpstarts floating, offshore wind power in US waters

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tuesday marks the first-ever U.S. auction of leases to develop commercial-scale floating wind farms, in the deep waters off the West Coast. The live, online auction for the five leases — three off California’s central coast and two off its northern coast — has attracted strong interest and 43 companies from … Read more